Here I am with Anthony C. Winkler, the 2014 recipient of the Townsend Prize for Fiction. It was a great night to be a finalist. I was very proud to receive my signed copy of Anthony’s novel God Carlos and to meet some fellow Georgia writers.
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I found the below excerpt interesting — a commentary by Toni Morrison on balancing work + writing + life. This appears in Mason Currey’s Slate article, “Daily Rituals”:
“For much of her writing career, Toni Morrison not only worked a day job—as an editor at Random House—but taught university literature courses and raised her two sons as a single parent. ‘It does seem hectic,’ she admitted in 1977.
‘But the important thing is that I don’t do anything else. I avoid the social life normally associated with publishing. I don’t go to the cocktail parties, I don’t give or go to dinner parties. I need that time in the evening because I can do a tremendous amount of work then. And I can concentrate. When I sit down to write I never brood. I have so many other things to do, with my children and teaching, that I can’t afford it. I brood, thinking of ideas, in the automobile when I’m driving to work or in the subway or when I’m mowing the lawn. By the time I get to the paper something’s there—I can produce.'”
“Reading is more important than writing.”
– Roberto Bolano, The Last Interview and Other Conversations